3/7/22 – Episode 35
Seth Levine is a founding partner of Foundry Group, one of the largest networks of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors in the country, and a co-founder of Pledge 1%, a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of their assets to charity. On today’s special episode of Slice’d, Emily and Seth sit down to discuss his journey from psychology student to venture capitalist, his new book that coins the phrase the “new builders”, and Seth’s philanthropic ambitions.
To purchase The New Builders, visit https://thenewbuilders.com/
About Seth Levine:
Seth Levine received his B.A. in Psychology and Economics from Macalester College. He started his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, then went to ICG and was VP of Corporate Planning at FirstWorld Communications prior to beginning his investing career at Softbank Venture Capital, later becoming Principal when it was renamed to Mobius Venture Capital. In 2007, he co-founded Foundry Group with Brad Feld, and in 2015 he co-founded Pledge 1%.
In this episode with Seth, you’ll learn:
- His career path leading up to venture capital
- The catalyst for Foundry Group and challenges they faced early on
- How Seth and Brad grew Foundry to network it is today
- Why he co-founded Pledge 1% and what it’s mission is
- How being a founder himself helps him when investing in startups, giving him empathy and energy
- His experience writing his book, The New Builders
- How Seth measures his success and his goals for the future